Safety and Wellbeing during Summer by the Sea 2021

Summer in 2021 looks a bit different. Now more than ever, it’s vital that Victorians keep safe! So when you’re out and about listening to a podcast, or perhaps trying your hand at rockpooling after watching a video, or even playing beach bingo, make sure you do it safely!

This means always checking the tides, being aware of your surroundings, making sure you slip, slop and slap, wear appropriate footwear, bring a drink and snacks and always stay up to date with Department of Health and Human Services guidelines for coronavirus (COVID-19). This includes the need for physical distancing, personal protective equipment and good hygiene. For up-to-date health information visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au

Make sure you’re safe around water while you’re out enjoying our beautiful coast this Summer! Active adult supervision of children is essential to reduce the risk of drowning. For toddlers, this always means having an adult within arm’s reach when they are in or around water. Unexpected changes can trouble even the best swimmers. Know the conditions. Know your limits.